So, Pekan is a very quiet town. What’s interesting there you ask me? Well, there is a few notable places that you can visit. One of it is this. Muzium Sultan Abu Bakar.
Adopting the concept of open-air museum, Sultan Abu Bakar Museum, the town is one of the must-visit locations Pekan.
Visitors will be fascinated with green grass with a replica of the four tails ‘horse’ is formed from driftwood, model fighter jets, armored vehicles, replicas Malay warrior made of steel and egrets ‘rest’ in the middle of the pond. The Museum was originally built in 1888 and used as the first residence of the British Resident in Pahang. The building was also used as the headquarters of the Japanese army during the Second World War and subsequently made the late Sultan Abu Bakar Palace. In 1976, the palace was turned into a museum after the Royal family moved to a new palace. There are five main galleries Kota Beram Palace, Balairong Series, Inderapura, Central Tun Teja and Pekan town with various historical materials. Looked to the gallery Kota Beram Palace, visitors can see the early history and how the late Sultan of Pahang in the modern era, the late Sultan Abu Bakar exploring the use of elephants and boat people.
Inderapura Gallery is featuring Aboriginal model of driftwood and we are amazed to see the world showcasing archaeological fragments found Pontian boat over 15,000 years ago in the upstream of Sungai Pontian and ceramics from the trading ship, Royal Nan Hai, which sank in 1946 and was only found in 1995 the Royal Gallery on the first floor showcases the currency that was used before, galleries polo and hunting activities.
I do not have much pictures on that, but here’s the info you would need should you be interested to visit:
Visiting hours every day except Monday from 9.30 am to 5 pm
Entrance fees to the people of Pahang RM4, RM5 for domestic tourists and foreign tourists RM16